hello! to start a little background and blah blah. been playing a looong time. i like my dirge but have also played many other toons. my dirge is endgame with 136 AA's his fabled epic and 5t1 shard pieces and 1 t2 shard piece. i have other toons that i spread my shards and coin about, but would like to centralize my efforts on my bard for now. also he is mostly ad3 cause im not super rich due to my severe alt-itis. i will be spending some shards on him soon i think to upgrade his armor some more. when im in a group i know my class well, i have a decent casting order considering all my spell ranks and damage potential. i know the dirge is a group class primarily but there are those time where i just can't (or dont want to) group. my question is.... What's a good dirge solo spec? i understand he wont be like my sk in reguards to soloing, but i seem to get smeered often. i have my AA mirror and my group spec and blah blah blah but what can i do for my SOLO spec? also what are some things i can do to maximize my dps and defense using a shield and sword? where should i put my tso aa's? what aa's should i stay away from for a purely solo spec? any advice also on soloing tactics would be great. dont get me wrong i solo'd most the way up and i can solo greens blues and whites like they are nothing and most of the time DW when fighting them. but i wanna be able to kill things a little higher. i know im probably gonna get told to kite which i'd rather not do but if i gotta whatever hehe. ooo ooo ooo and if anyone can give me examples of what type of content you can solo, would be great. thanks in advance. i'd really like to try and stick to one toon (which i love my dirge) but i NEED to be able solo effieciently.